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This piece has echoes of the minimalism of John Adams. Ostinato rhythms in the low register of the ensemble are associated with rhythmic cycles of 3 and 4 in the middle and upper registers. The composition is characterized by blocks of sound with offset overlapping of rhythmic and melodic motifs that create a texture that is very rhythmically articulated yet euphonic, and from which spring harmonies resulting from the overlap of the repeating melodic lines of the individual instruments.  The form is divided into 3 parts (ABA ‘), in a modal style where the Doric order dominates the composition.  The title comes from the composer’s love of inventing nicknames for members of his family, especially his wife, to whom it is dedicated.

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